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Thursday, November 01, 2012

FSU is a Military Friendly School!

Earlier this semester, FSU was named a 2013 Military-Friendly School by Victory Media, which is the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. There are currently 12,000 VA-approved institutions in the United States that can accept GI Bill money of which only 1,700 met the 15% military-friendliness threshold via the voluntary survey. FSU is among this 15%. 

FSU is doing its part to embrace service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. FSU was noted for key areas, such as the following:

*Support to specific military installations
*Classroom-based programs on military installations
*ROTC program or participation in cross-town ROTC program
*Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans

Being in such close proximity to Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield, FSU remains an attractive higher education option for active duty military personnel, veterans, and military spouses. As one of the oldest UNC-system institutions, FSU continues to prove its commitment to learning and literacy. With the influx of personnel and resources via the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), Chancellor Anderson stood up the Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS) to foster education, research and the commercialization of scientific technologies. 

Take a look at our list of books and articles that focus on higher education, military personnel, and recent overseas operations.

1. Schlachter, Gail Ann. Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel and Their Dependents. San Carlos, California: Reference Service Press, 1992. Print. (LB2338 .S353 1992  - FSU Main Stacks)

2. Boot, Max. The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2002. Print. (E181 .B728 2002  - FSU Main Stacks)

3. Daley, James G., ed. Social Work Practice in the Military. New York: Haworth Press, 1999. Print. (UH755 .S63 1999  - FSU Main Stacks)

4. DiRamio, David C. Veterans in Higher Education: When Johnny and Jane Come Marching to Campus. San Francisco, California. : Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2011. Print. M(UB357 .D52 2011 - FSU Main Stacks)

5. Anderson, Larry J. Soldier's Guide to a College Degree. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books,1998. Electronic Book.

6. Gott, Kendall D., ed. Eyewitness to war : the US Army in Operation AL FAJR : an oral history /, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: Combat Studies Institute Press, 2006. Print. (D 110.2:W 19  v.1 and 2 – FSU US Documents)

7. Neiberg, Michael. Making Citizen-Soldiers: ROTC and the Ideology of American Military Service. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2000. Print. (U428.5 .N45 2000 – FSU Main Stacks)

8. Wiarda, Howard J. Military Brass vs. Civilian Academics at the National War College: a Clash of Cultures. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2011. Print. (U412 .W53 2011 – FSU Main Stacks)

9. Ainspan, Nathan D. and Walter E. Penk. Returning Wars' Wounded, Injured, and Ill: a Reference Handbook. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Security International, 2008. Print. (UB363 .R49 2008   - FSU Reference)

10. Smith, Michael. Killer Elite: the Inside story of America's Most Secret Special Operations Team. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2011. Print. (UA34.S64 S63 2011   - FSU Main Stacks)

11. United States Congress House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.  Education benefits for National Guard and reserve members of the U.S. Armed Forces : hearing before the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, March 22, 2007. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 2007. Print. (Y 4.V 64/3:110-10 - FSU US Documents-Micro)

12. Moskos, Charles C. and and John Sibley Butler.  All That We Can Be: Black leadership and Racial Integration the Army Way. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1996. Print. (UB418.A47 M67 1996  c.2 – FSU Main Stacks)

13. Ehrenberg, John, ed. The Iraq Papers. Oxford , New York : Oxford University Press, 2010. Print. (DS79.76 .I72628  2010  - FSU Main Stacks)

14. Briscoe, Charles H. All Roads Lead to Baghdad: Army Special Operations Forces in Iraq. Fort Bragg, North Carolina: USASOC History Office, 2006. Print. (DS79.76 .A45 2006   - FSU Reference)

15. Bergen, Peter L. Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden--from 9/11 to Abbottabad. New York: Crown Publishers, 2012. Print. ( HV6430.B55 B473 2012  - FSU Main Stacks) 

16. Altschuler, Glenn C. The GI Bill: a New Deal for Veterans. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Electronic.


Ackerman, Robert, et al. “Transitions: Combat veterans as college students.” New Directions for Student Services 126 (2009): 5-14. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.

ASHE Higher Education Report. “Institutional Response to an Emerging Population of Veterans.”37.3 (2011): 95-112. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.

Baechtold, Margaret and Danielle M. De Sawal. “Meeting the needs of women veterans.” New Directions for Student Services 126 (2009) 35-43. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.

Bulach, Cletus R. “Comparison of Character Traits for JROTC Students Versus Non-JROTC Students.” Education 122.3 (2002): 559-63. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.

DiRamio, David and Michele Spires. “Partnering to assist disabled veterans in transition.” New Directions for Student Services 126 (2009):  81-88. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.

Harrison, Judy and Kimberly J. Vannest. “Educators Supporting Families in Times of Crisis: Military Reserve Deployments.” Preventing School Failure 52.4 (2008):17-24. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.

Hawn, Heather. “Veterans and Veteran Families in General Education.” Journal of General Education 60.4 (2011): 248-264. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.

Lokken, Jayne M., et al. “A statewide approach to creating veteran-friendly campuses.” New Directions for Student Services 126 (2009): 45-54. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.

McGrevey, Michael and Darryl Kehrer. “Stewards of the public trust: Federal laws that serve servicemembers and student veterans.” New Directions for Student Services 126 (2009) 89-94. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.

Moon, Tracey L. and Geraldine A. Schma. “A proactive approach to serving military and veteran students.” New Directions for Higher Education 153 (2011): 53-60. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012. 

O'Herrin, Elizabeth. “Enhancing Veteran Success in Higher Education.” Peer Review 13.1 (2011): 15-18. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.

Ostovary, Fariba and Janet Dapprich. “Challenges and opportunities of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans with disabilities transitioning into learning and workplace environments.” New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education 132 (2011): 63-73. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.

Rumann, Corey and Florence Hamrick. “Student Veterans in Transition: Re-enrolling after War Zone Deployments.” Journal of Higher Education. 81.4 (2010): 431-458. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.

Shankar, Ravi. “Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.” Harvard Journal on Legislation 46.1 (2009): 303-321. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.

Simon, Curtis, Sebastion Negrusa, and John T. Warner. “Educational Benefits and Military Service: An Analysis of Enlistment, Reenlistment, and Veterans’ Benefit Usage 1991-2005.” Economic Inquiry 48.4 (2010): 1008-1031. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.

Smith-Osborne, Alexa. “Supported Education for Returning Veterans with PTSD and Other Mental Disorders.” Journal of Rehabilitation 78.2 (2012): 4-12. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov 2012.


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